Yorkshire parkin

Yorkshire parkin

Some kids eat their meals just to get to the desserts. I can well remember when dear old Mom would tell me to eat my supper because it was good for me. My eyes were on the grand finale aka the dessert that only came once I had finished the main event. Often, I would sneak one to take up to bed with me. 


  • 1 lb fine oatmeal
  • 1 lb corn syrup
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk


  1. Rub some shortening into oatmeal. Add sugar and ginger.
  2. Melt the syrup and dissolve soda in milk.
  3. Mix all together.
  4. Line shallow tin with parchment paper.
  5. Bake in shallow tin at 325 F for one hour.